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Rifles / Re: 9mm PCC Recommendations?
« Last post by LowKey on October 16, 2020, 11:25:29 pm »

It is always easy to dismiss the lunatic fringe of any ideology and comfort oneself with the presumption that most involved with it would stop any sort of truly radical thinking and violence by its members out of enlightened self interest.   Unfortunately, that phenomenon seems to be entirely absent of late.  The "wake-up call" you refer to is beginning to work its way through the populace despite large numbers of us being determined to ignore it yet again and count on the status quo being maintained by sheer cultural inertia.  That approach has been tried for millennia and has a history of catastrophic failure that is impossible to ignore.

I believe this amplifies your comment...
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Gunsmithing and Weapon Repair / Re: New grips
« Last post by cpaspr on October 16, 2020, 01:43:17 pm »
Trying from a different computer.  The left side picture simply would not upload from the laptop.
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Gunsmithing and Weapon Repair / Re: New grips
« Last post by cpaspr on October 16, 2020, 12:36:51 am »
And here are the first ones I made.  Sorry, cell phone camera.
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Gunsmithing and Weapon Repair / Re: New grips
« Last post by cpaspr on October 14, 2020, 11:18:01 pm »
Thank you.  I thought I wanted a lighter stain, because the first pass with this stain on one of the cutoff pieces was really dark, but after I tested it on a flatter piece it looked better.  The grips are actually a matched set, from the same piece of maple, split down the middle on the chop saw.
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Gunsmithing and Weapon Repair / Re: New grips
« Last post by coelacanth on October 14, 2020, 10:41:43 pm »
Nice work brother.  That wood is gorgeous.   :thumbup1
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Gunsmithing and Weapon Repair / New grips
« Last post by cpaspr on October 14, 2020, 02:42:40 pm »
So, I've had this piece of birds-eye maple for a while.  Okay, about 40 years.   :facepalm

It wasn't a very large piece, so I didn't know for a long time what I wanted to do with.  Plus, while I always knew I had it, somewhere, I couldn't always remember where.  :banghead About five years ago I re-found it, and set it on the shelf above my reloading bench.  A couple of years ago I finally decided I wanted to make grips out of it, but I was pretty sure I'd only get one shot at it.  And then I had to decide what to put them on.  Finally settled on the Blackhawk.

So, about a month ago I made a set of grips for my Model 66 out of oak, as a proof of concept.  That worked pretty well, and they looked pretty good (for a first effort), but they didn't have enough curve to them front and back, so I re-sanded them down some more, including sanding out enough on the left panel to allow speedloaders.  The stain is still drying, so I won't be able to get pictures of those till this weekend. 

All in all, I think the maple ones turned out pretty good.
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Rifles / Re: 9mm PCC Recommendations?
« Last post by coelacanth on October 13, 2020, 02:00:23 am »
Generally true but its hard to give up on someone you care about - especially family.   :coffee
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Rifles / Re: 9mm PCC Recommendations?
« Last post by Raptor on October 12, 2020, 05:56:37 pm »
If Raptor can tell his mother one thing, let it be this: The next Holocaust is already rolling.  We can stop it, maybe to a degree, but it is happening.  And make no mistake, 'we' are the ones marked for the gas chambers.

I've been sayin' it and sayin' it and sayin' it for at least 2-3 years.  But I can't get the idea of "they hate you because you exist" to sink in.  I think, at some level, that I'm still considered either a stupid kid who doesn't know what he's talking about, or else I'm overexaggerating things (as I admit I was want to do in my youth).

Maybe I should just start taking my own advice: you can't save anyone who doesn't want to be saved.
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Gun.Deals / Hodgdon Titegroup Powder 8 lbs. (2 x 4 lbs.) - $136.98
« Last post by apps47inc on October 12, 2020, 03:53:32 pm »
Hodgdon Titegroup Powder 8 lbs. (2 x 4 lbs.) - $136.98 after code "TAG" + S/H
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Rifles / Re: 9mm PCC Recommendations?
« Last post by Mikee5star on October 11, 2020, 11:16:49 pm »
I also am in agreement.
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